Peer Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)

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Peer Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)



Department: Academic Affairs-LLC Writing Center

Locations: Attleboro/Fall River/New Bedford/Taunton, MA

Posted: Jul 21, 2022

Closes: Jun 30, 2023 – 11:59 PM EDT

Type: Part Time Non Benefited

Position ID: 150664

About Bristol Community College:

Bristol Community College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision of advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. If you share a passion for helping students succeed and enjoy working in a community of innovative, inclusive, and collaborative colleagues, Bristol is the place for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). We also offer tuition waiver discounts at the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions. More information can be found on our

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Peer Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)

DEPARTMENT: Library Learning Commons (LLC)/Writing Center

REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Learning Resources

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Peer Tutors for the Writing Center facilitate learning as a guide and coach to assist students in developing academic learning competencies to become successful, independent learners. The purpose of Writing Center tutoring is to assist students with developing their writing and reading skills across the curriculum. Peer Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize the student’s potential for academic progress. Peer Tutors may be asked to participate in one-on-one, drop-in, group, and virtual tutoring sessions. They may also serve as Embedded Tutors, Peer-Assisted Learning Leaders, Academic Mentors, or Learning Community Ambassadors if requested and if they meet the qualifications for those roles. Peer Tutors may be invited to work at multiple campus locations.


• Assist students with cross-disciplinary writing and reading assignments and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.
• Act in a professional manner and be sensitive to and respectful of the student’s learning and, if appropriate, personal needs.
• Be prepared and on time for each tutoring session, including but not limited to one-to-one, drop-in, group, or virtual tutoring formats.
• Keep all information on student confidential; adhere to FERPA.
• Work with the tutee to develop a tutoring plan that fits the student’s individual needs and encourages academic development and success.
• Work with the Writing Center Coordinator to assess the tutee’s progress throughout tutoring sessions.
• Input session notes in a timely manner into department’s record keeping system, such as TutorTrac.
• Attend monthly Writing Center staff meetings and other training sessions as required.
• Assist the Writing Center Coordinator with class visits and workshops as needed.
• Follow all Library Learning Commons/Writing Center procedures and policies; report critical issues to supervisor immediately.
• Refer tutees to other campus services or resources when appropriate.
• Submit electronic timesheet in Self Service Time & Attendance (SSTA) weekly, or paper timesheet, if required for payroll purposes.
• Complete required college trainings such as, but not limited to, Title IX, FERPA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Information Security.
• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.
• Apply equity best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
• Perform other duties as assigned.



NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.

• Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have earned a B+ or higher in ENG 101 or an equivalent course.
• If a current Bristol student who has not completed their program, must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
• Effective communication skills and the ability to explain concepts to others clearly.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications and Zoom.
• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.


• Demonstrated familiarity with Bristol resources available to students.
• Demonstrated proficiency with TutorTrac or similar systems.
• Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English.

Additional Information:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

POSITION STATUS: This is a part-time, non-unit, non-benefitted position, up to 18.5 hours per week. This position may be subject to grant budget appropriations. Please see the Employment Application for additional information about how tutoring hours are paid.

Peer Tutors are hired on an as-needed basis. Tutoring sessions may be offered in virtual or face-to-face formats in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and/or Taunton. Sessions may be held during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. Tutors may indicate a preference for virtual tutoring only; this will be subject to Library Learning Commons approval and cannot be guaranteed.

SALARY: Starting salary is $15.50 per hour. Tutors may be able to earn up to $18.50 per hour pending completion of training, experience, and educational benchmarks.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

Bristol Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Title IX & Equity Compliance Officer, Gia Sanchez at or 774.357.2264; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button.




1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

Please enter an email address for an English-department faculty member (at Bristol CC or another college/university) who would be willing to recommend you as a Peer Tutor. The person will be directed to a recommendation form to complete on your behalf.

2) Upon hire, candidate must supply educational transcripts (unofficial transcripts are permitted). Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred (if applicable). Failure to provide transcripts may result in your appointment being revoked.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

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